MUSCLE GAIN FOR FAT LOSS?
When I have clients who’s goal is fat loss, they’re often really surprised at how much resistance training I put into their programmes, alongside cardio.
Very simply, resistance training = muscle gain and muscle uses up more energy than fat does. This means that as you build strength, your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate, i.e. how many kcal you burn just from being alive) increases, making it easier to create a calorie deficit (providing you’re eating a healthy diet to support your training) which in turn will result in fat loss. Boom 💥
My personal goal is not fat loss, weight loss or even really muscle gain (anymore)...it’s just to feel strong and fit af 😎 I love seeing what my body is capable of and I encourage you to do the same! #workoutwednesday #smallbutmighty
IT’S UP TO YOU☝🏼 Ultimately, how you eat is up to you. How much you exercise is up to you. Often we feel controlled by external factors...work, time, money etc. but one of the first steps in improving your overall health and fitness is holding yourself accountable and finding ways to make your wellbeing (mental and physical) a priority.
I know it’s not always easy but with discipline, these positive changes (for example, increasing your veggie intake, exercising more or practising meditation) become habit and your body will thank you for them🙌🏼
FIND YOUR ZEN 🌷
Things that lower your cortisol (stress) levels...reading, walking, painting, singing (yoga, obvs) are a few of my favourites. Find things that make you feel good, and set time aside to do them, even if it’s just half an hour.
I’m away for the next couple of days with my love, off to a place in the countryside to eat and drink and chill out😌 The last couple of weeks have been manic (January rush!) so I can’t bloody wait to have some down time.